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International History and Politics (Section 34)

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The purpose of this section is to promote the study of international history and politics, to disseminate research results; to encourage interdisciplinary conversations between political scientists and historians, and to advance the development, dissemination, integration, and application of qualitative and historiographical methodologies.

Founded: 1999
Yearly membership dues: $10.00 for students and $10.00 for other members.

Section Counts

Section Officers

Karen J. Alter
Northwestern University
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Vice Chair
Cecilia Lynch
University of California, Irvine
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David Edelstein
Georgetown University
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David Edelstein
Georgetown University
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2017 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Jelena Subotic
Georgia State University
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Newsletter Editor
International History and Politics Newsletter

Term: 09/2015-08/2017
Victoria Tin-bor Hui, University of Notre Dame
Keith Darden, American University

Term: 09/2016-08/2018
Tanisha Fazal, University of Notre Dame
Stacie Goddard, Wellesley College
Miles Kahler, American University

Section Awards

Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.

All section 34. International History and Politics awards to-date »


Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award

The Robert L. Jervis and Paul Schroeder Best Book Award for the best book on International History and Politics. This award may be granted to a single-authored or multi-authored book, or to an edited volume. The award will be given to works published in the calendar year prior to the year of the APSA meeting at which the award is presented. The copyright date of a book will establish the relevant year. Hence, books with a 2016 copyright date will be eligible for the award presented at the 2017 APSA meeting. To be considered for the award, nominations must be received by January 31, 2017.

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Nomination Instructions: Nominations for the Jervis-Schroeder Book award (including three copies of cover letters and books) should be sent directly to the Award Committee Members.

Deadline for nominations: January 31, 2017

Award Committee    
Lise Howard, Chair
Department of Government
Georgetown University
37th and O Streets NW
Washington, DC 20057
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Brian Burgoon / AISSR
University of Amsterdam
Political Science
Room B.8.05
PO Box 15718
1001 NE Amsterdam
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Ian Chong
National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent
Singapore 119260
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Outstanding Article Award in International History and Politics
The Outstanding Article Award in International History and Politics recognizes exceptional peer-reviewed journal articles representing the mission of the International History and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, including innovative work that brings new light to events and processes in international politics, encourages interdisciplinary conversations between political scientists and historians, and advances historiographical methods. The Outstanding Article Award is given to a published article that appeared in print in the calendar year preceding the APSA meeting at which the award is presented. It may be granted to an article that is single- or co-authored. The year of final journal publication, as detailed by print citation, establishes eligibility.

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Nomination Instructions: Nominations including a brief description of the significance of the article and a digital copy of the article should be sent to all Award Committee members before the annual deadline.

Deadline for nominations: January 31, 2017


Award Committee    
Daryl Press, Chair
Dartmouth College
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Fiona Adamson
University of London, SOAS
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Ryan Griffiths
University of Sydney
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